DAL/Essberger outsources commercial management

DAL/Essberger outsources commercial management

Deutsche Afrika-Linien / John T. Essberger Group (DAL/JTE-Group) has appointed two Hamburg companies to commercially handle its containerships and bulk carriers.

The DAL/JTE-Group said the move will allow it to focus on its role as asset manager in these markets which are regarded “as an interesting addition to the other activities of DAL/JTE-Group in the liner trade represented by the brands Deutsche Afrika-Linien and United Africa Feeder Lines and in the European chemical tanker business under the brand Essberger Tanker”.

The three DAL containerships will be traded by Blue Net Chartering, a joint chartering platform established in February 2018 by Peter Doehle Schiffahrts-KG and Vert, a subsidiary of Costamare.

The handysize bulkers, meanwhile, will join the Hanseatic Unity Handysize Pool (HUHP), a joint venture between Reederei Nord and Peter Doehle Schiffahrts.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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